Super Fantastic Japanese Summertime Christmas

Submitted by: fancylad 9 years ago in Weird
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Two Japanese tiger mascots and their helpers sing the praises of Christmas cake!
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Female 1,199
Christmas cake!

Strawberries are always mandatory on the Christmas Cake!

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Male 287
They actually do celebrate Christmas in Japan, although it doesn`t have the same meaning. It`s more of a commercial holiday, you know, Santa, presents, Christmas tree etc., and it doesn`t have any of the religious subtext it has here in the states
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Female 66
Ok, if no one is gonna say it, I will THE CAKE IS A LIE!
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Female 15,763
...Well then...
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Female 1,186
they celebrate christmas in japan?
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Male 9,305
Isn`t it strange how almost any cake they have HAS to have strawberries on it? Kinda like traditional frostings for us...
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2,767
im at a loss for words...two Japanese tigers, Christmas cake and a little black girl...
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Male 20
hahaha anyone else notice that even in japan they had to add a black kid to avoid prosecution? hey just a second.... they only had girls in that! the sexists!!
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Female 4,039
I wonder if that was an interpretation of fruit cake because why would it have strawberries on it?
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Female 7
Going by the subtitles, this was probably a program meant for teaching Japanese children how to speak English, much like how Dora the Explorer and other similar programs teach American children how to speak Spanish.
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Female 75
"I don`t think they have a Japanese word for "Christmas". So they say it in English.

Just a guess though, but I`m pretty sure that`s it."

That would be the "Christmas" part, yeah - they say "kurisumasu" instead of having a different word for it. There are a lot of Japanese words that are actually borrowed phonetically from other languages, especially English.

The fact that one was speaking in so much English could have been for many reasons, though. One possible reason is the same reason they use English randomly in a lot of their music - they think it`s cool. Also, since it appeared to be a program for chilren, maybe it was supposed to teach them some English?

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Female 1,142
Yes, Christmas is about trees and cake.
I`m glad other countries are able to understand our customs so well. XD
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Female 88
i want to see toilet tiger now :(
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Male 151
Mmm Christmas cake? Sounds a lot better than Christmas Fruit Cake...
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Male 9,305
I don`t think they have a Japanese word for "Christmas". So they say it in English.

Just a guess though, but I`m pretty sure that`s it.

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Male 4,680
And more importantly why was one tiger speaking English (in a horribly fake american accent) and one speaking [for the most part] Japanese? Was it for a dual-language audience or something?
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Male 4,680
For comparison:
talking toilet tiger.
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Male 9,305
POTTY TRAINING TIGER! YOU`VE RETURNED!
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Male 292
The girl tigers voice reminds me of a bad video...


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Male 4,680
It`s that one from the talking toilet cartoon! *_*
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Male 4,393
only in Japan......... :P
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Female 88
well, least they can dance AND make cake.....

kudos for the spectacular anime poses right there though....O_o

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Male 285
That`s just...strange.
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Male 20,825
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